Foreword from EFPC
Welcome to the 4th biannual EFPC-conference in Gothenburg: “Crossing borders in Primary Care”
In the tradition of EFPC-conferences, we welcome you for an active and participative conference, where we invite you to cross your own borders, inspired by the challenging context of the Museum of World Culture, mirroring the world’s diversity and dynamics. The different background of the participants guarantees an exchange of new perspectives on chronic care, inter-professional education, intersectoral collaboration, research, integration of primary care and public health, primary care in times of economic crises, patient rights in primary care,…
We welcome the exploration of the realities in other continents, with the key-note by prof Reid from Africa, and will look for the European legacy of prof Barbara Starfield, who gave one of her last conference-presentations at the EFPC-conference in Pisa in 2010.
We hope that your interactive reflections will contribute to health care and health systems based on relevance, equity, quality, cost-effectiveness, sustainability, person- and people-centeredness and innovation.